The pathogen of ventilator-associated pneumonia does not influence the mortality rate of surgical intensive care unit patients treated with a rotational antibiotic system.

@article{Eachempati2010ThePO,
  title={The pathogen of ventilator-associated pneumonia does not influence the mortality rate of surgical intensive care unit patients treated with a rotational antibiotic system.},
  author={Soumitra R. Eachempati and Lynn J Hydo and Jian Shou and Philip S. Barie},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={13-20}
}
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the leading causes of morbidity in critically ill surgical patients. Certain pathogens (e.g., methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) have been associated with an excess mortality rate from sepsis in several studies, but not in the surgical setting specifically or when… CONTINUE READING